Monday, September 14, 2009

Day at the zoo

We went to the Hogle Zoo a week or two ago. Morgan enjoyed it more this year, I think. But he doesn't feel the need to sit and watch for any amount of time. He looks at the animal, then runs off to the next one. But we had fun.

I could almost be a male gorilla.
This lion drinking fountain is one of the things that I remember most about the zoo from when I was young, believe it or not. I don't know why it was so memorable.
Learning the difference between bactrian and dromedary camels. Those have the double humps, like a B, so they are bactrian.

Scary crocodile.

There were lots of baby animals, the giraffe being one of them.
The zoo has this huge elephant thing that randomly makes loud noises and sneezes and such. It is pretty loud and Morgan was wary of it, but brave enough to get his picture on it.
We also had to do the carousal.
video

The highlight of the trip to the zoo was probably the baby tigers. There were three of them and it was fun to watch them play. Here's a little clip Aaron got of the baby tiger playing with it's momma.
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Melanie, You don't look a thing like an adult male gorilla. Good thing! Did you eat any zoo food?
Dad Nelson

Smullin Family said...

I agree...nothing like a adult male gorilla.

I liked seeing Morgan wave to you on the merry-go-round. That's going to be such a fun memory video. So cute.

HappyClimate said...

That looks like a really fun zoo. Better than any I have been too. That baby tiger was so stinking cute!